In the wake of a startling report published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Sacramento's CORE Medical Clinic stands at the forefront of addressing the escalating teen opioid crisis. The study, highlighting a record high in teen drug overdoses driven predominantly by fentanyl poisonings, underscores the urgent need for effective treatment and awareness programs – services at the core of CORE Medical Clinic's mission.
Alarming Trends in Teen Opioid Overdoses
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paints a grim picture: an average of 22 adolescents in the U.S. die each week from drug overdoses, with the death rate more than doubling since 2018. Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, has been identified as the main culprit, often laced in counterfeit pills unbeknownst to the user.
CORE Medical Clinic's Response
CORE Medical Clinic, situated in the heart of Sacramento, responds to this crisis with a range of specialized services aimed at treating and preventing opioid addiction. Understanding the unique challenges faced by teens, the clinic offers compassionate, evidence-based treatments that address both the physical and psychological aspects of opioid dependence.
The Role of Education and Awareness
Awareness and education are crucial in combating this epidemic. CORE Medical Clinic places a strong emphasis on educating families and the community about the dangers of opioid misuse. By providing resources and support, the clinic empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.
Comprehensive Treatment Solutions
CORE Medical Clinic's approach to opioid treatment is multifaceted, combining medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with counseling and support services. This integrated approach ensures that each patient receives a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs.
Call to Action
If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction in Sacramento, CORE Medical Clinic is here to help. Contact us to learn more about our treatment programs and how we can support you on the journey to recovery.